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Scouting is Cool, but Help is Needed

Since Lord Baden Powell laid down the foundations stones of the Scouting movement the organisation has grown into a Worldwide movement of which the great man would rightly be proud.The Scout Groups in and...
Bill Bryson Backs Durham Cathedral to Win BBC Countryfile Award

Bill Bryson Backs Durham Cathedral to Win BBC Countryfile Award

Acclaimed American travel writer Bill Bryson is supporting Durham Cathedral in its bid to win an award. The cathedral has been nominated in the category of Heritage Site of the Year as part of...
County Durham Villagers Angry at Opencast Mining Plan

County Durham Villagers Angry at Opencast Mining Plan

County Durham villagers have expressed their anger and disappointment at plans to set up an opencast mine close to their homes.The inhabitants of West Rainton, Pittington and several other villages lost a fight last...
Durham County Council Cleans up with Two Awards

Durham County Council Cleans up with Two Awards

Durham County Council has won two prizes at a national awards ceremony for its work in making County Durham a tidier place.At the recent Keep Britain Tidy Awards, the council picked up the prize...
Durham Castle and Cathedral Celebrate 30 Years as UNESCO site

Durham Castle and Cathedral Celebrate 30 Years as UNESCO Site

Durham is due to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of being awarded its UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS). The site, which includes Durham Castle, Durham Cathedral and the Palace Green area between them, was granted...
Durham County Council Strikes Optimistic Note for 2017

Durham County Council Strikes Optimistic Note for 2017

Durham County Council leader Simon Henig has used his first address of the year to deliver an upbeat speech.Despite the uncertainty of Brexit and ongoing austerity – the council has already suffered budget...
STRICTLY ST CUTHBERT’S

Strictly St Cuthbert’s Dance Spectacular 2017, Register Now

Armchair dancers across the Country are once again engrossed in the BBC Dance Spectacular Strictly Come Dancing, and the bets are on about who will be sent to the back benches first.Many of us watching...
Durham Locals Asked to Contribute Ideas for Lumiere 2017

Durham Locals Asked to Contribute Ideas for Lumiere 2017

This autumn will see Durham City festooned with amazing pieces of art as Lumiere, the outdoor festival of lights, returns for the fifth time. And in addition to glowing artworks by well-known artists, local...
Durham County Council Strives to Protect Services as Austerity Bites

Durham County Council Strives to Protect Services as Austerity Bites

Durham County Council has promised that it will protect frontline services despite the austerity measures being implemented by central government. The council aims to do this by following a plan that has received the...
Demolition of Milburngate 'Eyesore' Gets Going

Demolition of Milburngate ‘Eyesore’ Gets Going

Work has begun on the demolition of the outside of Milburngate House, a brutalist 1960s building that used to house Durham’s Passport Office. Milburngate House, considered an eyesore by many, will be replaced by...

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